How do I Upgrade the new AirPort A1470 to SSD?
I don't care for 2TB of storage and would like a reliable SSD in there instead. Can I upgrade the new airport to SSD?
Theoretically - yes it can be done, only you know your abilities. Start here. Familiarize yourself with opening exchanging the drive in the previous model, then look at the teardown (not a guide) for the new one.
Take lots of notes and pictures. Use the recommended tools (every job is easier if you use the proper tools). You can write and publish the guide for this.
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I did it out of curiosity. I used a StarTech 2.5”to 3.5” drive converter/enclosure. It is exactly the size of a full HD, no bevel recesses. You would need to demolish the rubber padding in the time capsule. I feel like a dremel cut on the StarTech enclosure would make an easier fit. As far as backup speed, a ~300GB first back up reported a 2hour completion time. Whereas the traditional HD was something like 6. This was over Ethernet.
I’m eyeballing a 4TB WD Red NAS SSD. This is unless some better option comes along, price vs. storage. I’ll do a guide, if that happens.
I am not sure what you would gain from the SSD apart from its low temps. There would be no speed advantage as you would be operating through ethernet at best. A quality HDD would easily saturate that bandwidth.
There is a major issue with how it would be mounted though. The TC does not have traditional mounting points. The HDD is held in with rubber corners and a 'pressure' plate holding it all in. Even if you get a caddy it will likely not fit. Basically you need a standard HDD 'shape'.
Also the TC spins the drive down when not in use. I am wondering if this would possibly cause problems with an SSD.
Mounting an SSD in the empty hall of where the HDD used to be is simple enough: double sided tape.
Just stick it on the inside wall and that’s it.
So, what happened? Can it be done? I would really like to expand the storage in my Time Capsul
I wonder if there’s a way to do a double-drive SSD configuration for the Apple Time Capsule.
what about a hybrid hdd
they have ssd adapters to fit in place of HDD for $15 on amazon. if not just let the SSD hang. i’m just wondering if the drive is any faster, I bet if you hard wired TC to Mac you are backing up on via CAT6 cable your speeds would somehow get faster than HDD. i’m going to try it out myself and not reveal test results on this forum. you should do the same
i did a conversion of ssd on time capsule and here is the truth, for some unknown reason the transfer speed is way lower than HDD over WIFI, and my reason for upgrade was the Sound of speed down and up, TC is located near me when i use it and the sound of it is very uncomfortable, i guess there is another alternative i would try next and its hybrid drive, cheaper and hopefully without any speed over wifi loss.